The Musketeers 2 Seasons 2014

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1. Friends and Enemies AGES_12_AND_OVER

The Musketeers must protect King and country against evil forces seeking to destroy them.

Starring:
Santiago Cabrera,Tom Burke
Runtime:
59 minutes

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Friends and Enemies

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Starring Santiago Cabrera, Tom Burke
Supporting actors Luke Pasqualino, Howard Charles, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy
Season year 2014
Network BBC 1
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By amazon customer on 14 Oct. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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Every episode brings something new which is mixed with the original story-line. It's interesting to see some references from the old movies as well. The production values and cinematography are superb, also there is an innate sense of the period.

This is a great example of the swashbuckler genre with the aid of some digital details(the Notre Dame seen from Richelieu's window or The Louvre seen from the river's sewers). Details very well used that are important to the dimension of the story.

The characters are very well developed and the writers use the well known background to give further intriguing story lines about them. Porthos (Howard Charles) is a good example of this. Athos and Aramis are more like we are used to see but there's a much stronger and emotional perspective. Specially with Athos' past and the intense way Tom Burke portrays him. Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) has a new love in this story, Queen Anne (Alexandra Downling) and I'm curious to see how it is going to end.

D'artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) and Constance (Tamla Kari) have a great chemistry. They say more to each other with the eyes than with words.

Villains are very important to a story and this adaptation doesn't fail in that. They are not the stereotyped villains we are used to. Of course Milady de Winter (Maimie McCoy) is an evil character but there's a whole metamorphosis process behind her complexity. Richelieu (Peter Capaldi) is a more down to earth antagonist and as cold and ruthless as Milady can be, he is still the better player. Vadim was another surprise and Jason Flemyng's intense performance makes us surrender to the new addition to Dumas' classic tale.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SammyT on 13 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
This is entertaining when you're in the need for a bit of something and nothing, but it's not really got much 'wow' factor. It's a bit of a mismatch of great actors, great settings, great ideas...and predictable plots, lame themes and really appalling scripts.
Now let's be honest, I haven't had a TV for 20 years; I have no idea who these actors are, I buy a DVD based on the blurb on the box and if something looks good, then I buy it. Blokes with swords, gloating baddies, attractive settings, based on a famous classic high adventure full of honour, action and drama - it can't go wrong, really.
The settings are super and the direction is really nice. You get a great feel for the period, with the glamour of the rich and the squalor of the poor.
The actors seem to be well cast, and clearly bring a lot of character to their characters through skill alone. The baddies have a lovely streak of bad without being caricatures, and the goodies have slightly dark sides to their presentation (kind of what you would expect from blokes who, let's be honest, are trained to kill).
The action is nice and stage-fight-tastic, with a really earthy feel to it and some top notch stunt work, so thankfully you don't get that ridiculous CGI-overkill as you can sometimes.
But the dialogue...oh boy. The script writers seem to fall into every single cliche trap imaginable. That's fine if you've got a moment of humour and cliched responses is funny, but the rest of the time... At least twice during every episode you'll find yourself chanting out a line of script before the actor opens his mouth!
The plots creak rather lamely, but there are some nice flashes of inspiration.
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71 of 81 people found the following review helpful By eva ciechonska on 7 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Fabulous drama, perfectly cast and set. Locations are very atmospheric and the costumes are beautiful. It is a great escapist romp. So pleased the BBC have announced a second series........cannot wait!!

Would like to correct M. Evans who seems to have ethnic issues of his own. Firstly the actor who plays D'Artagnan is not of Asian origin but British born of Italian parents and secondly I am sure Alexandre Dumas (pere) would have applauded the choice of a mixed race actor playing Porthos. After all his own father, Thomas-Alexander Dumas, was mixed race (French father Haitian mother) and a highly decorated general in the French Army. Could be the BBC are paying homage to that......and why not!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The BBC take on a classic story and give it a neat spruce up. The Musketeers may not be historically accurate or totally true to the original book but it is gloriously good fun.

This interpretation has action by the bucket load and a smattering of mystery to hook you to the end. In fact this is exactly what a dull Sunday evening line up needed. An injection of fun.

It's not particularly clever or ground breaking but it does entertain which on a basic level is all a program like this should do. The actors are game and with a few well known cameos littered throughout there is plenty here to like.

It also doesn't follow the same rigid formula the BBC likes to settle into with the likes of Robin Hood, Merlin and to some extent Doctor Who. Each episode offers something new.

The Musketeers offers plenty of bang for its buck and if it isn't as finely crafted as some of the aforementioned shows it certainly has potential to grow. Another series would be most welcome.
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